Seawolves Outhunt Harpooners to Wrap up Preseason
TUKWILA WA (January 22, 2022) – The Seattle Seawolves hosted domestic select-side, the Hartford Harpooners, in their second and final preseason match at Starfire Stadium under Friday Night lights. After a curtain raiser match presented by BECU between the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union Men’s East vs West Selects, the Seawolves took down the visitors. Seattle showcased staunch defense and scoring threats across their roster, blanking Hartford 50-0.
• A new front row combination of 2022 signees started, including former Seahawk and University of Washington football player Taniela Tupou
• Outside center Daniel Kriel, hooker Mike Brown, inside center Tavite Lopeti, and center Lopeti Aisea scored debut tries.
• Defensive connection from the home side forced turnovers and stalled Hartford’s offensive momentum, leaving them scoreless.
• Rolling substitutions allowed for more members of the 2022 roster, signed and developmental players alike, to get minutes ahead of the season as head coach Allen Clarke hones in on his matchday 23-man roster against Toronto.
Inside Center Tavite Lopeti (10’)
Lock Brad Tucker (18’)
Wing Lauina Futi (31’)
Wing Jeremiah Sio (40’)
Flanker Travis Larsen (46’)
Outside Center Dan Kriel (49’)
Hooker Mike Brown (56’)
Center Lopeti Aisea (76’)
Flyhalf AJ Alatimu – 6/7
Flyhalf Kieran Joyce – 0/1
The Seattle Seawolves begin their fifth Major League Rugby campaign next week against the Toronto Arrows at home February 6 at 7:00 PM. Broadcast information to be announced. Half-season memberships, single match tickets, and group tickets are on sale now at www.tickets.seawolves.rugby.
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